Nat Geo nabs theatrical rights to 'Restrepo'

Sundance-winning doc follows U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

National Geographic Entertainment has picked up the U.S. theatrical rights to "Restrepo," the documentary that follows a platoon of American soldiers in Afghanistan from journalists Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger.

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's grand jury documentary prize, the film is set for release July 2. National Geographic Channel, which took worldwide TV rights earlier this year, will broadcast it in the fall.

"Restrepo" is an Outpost Films Production in association with National Geographic Channel. Executive producers are John Battsek and Nick Quested. UTA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
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